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Blowin’ In The Wind | WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

How many roads must a man walk down

Before you call him a man?

Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail

Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly

Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind

 

How many years can a mountain exist

Before it’s washed to the sea?

Yes, ’n’ how many years can some people exist

Before they’re allowed to be free?

Yes, ’n’ how many times can a man turn his head

Pretending he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind

 

How many times must a man look up

Before he can see the sky?

Yes, ’n’ how many ears must one man have

Before he can hear people cry?

Yes, ’n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows

That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind                                                                                                          

Copyright © 1962 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1990 by Special Rider Music

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Boston King | Kate Kitchen

Bless you, Boston King

Oh, bless you.

Bless you, Boston King

Oh, bless you.

 

You got home to Sierra Leone

Oh, bless you.

Never more, forced to roam

Oh, bless you.

 

Bless you, Boston King

Oh, bless you.

Bless you, Boston King

Oh, bless you.

 

Your father was forced in chains

Sent to slave in a foreign land

Bless you, Boston King

Oh, bless you.

 

He taught you to read

And hold your head up high

Bless him, Boston King

Oh, bless him.

 

Your mother healed the sick.

Oh, bless her.

Bless her, Boston King

Oh, bless her.

 

You never lost your hope

You never lost your pride.

Bless you, Boston King

Oh, bless you.
 

You got home to Sierra Leone

Bless you.

Never more, forced to roam

Oh, bless you.

 

Chorus: Bless you, Boston King

Oh, bless you.

Bless you, Boston King

Oh, bless you.

***

Come To Mama | LADY GAGA

Everybody's got to love each other

Stop throwin' stones at your sisters and your brothers

Man, it wasn't that long ago, we were all living in the jungle

So why do we gotta put each other down?

When there's more than enough love to go, g-g-go around

 

Come to mama

Tell me who hurt ya

There's gonna be no future

If we don't figure this out

 

Dude in a labcoat and a man of God

(Come onto mama, come on, mama)

Fought over prisms and a forty-day flood

(Come onto mama, come on, mama)

 

Well, I say rainbows did more than they've ever done

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

So why do we gotta fight over ideas?

(Aah, aah, aah)

We're talkin the same old shit after all of these years

(Ayi, yi, yi)

 

Come to mama

Tell me who hurt ya

There's gonna be no future

If we don't figure this out

 

Oo oh-oo-oh, come tomorrow

Who are you gonna follow?

There's gonna be no future

If we don't figure this out

 

Psychic guru catches minnows in the harbor

(Come onto mama, come on, mama)

Everyone tells him he should work a little harder

(Come onto mama -- hey, man, get to work)

(Come on, mama -- catch 'em)

They all tell you that freedom must be bought

But baby, he's already caught them

So why do we gotta tell each other how to live?

The only prisons that exist are ones we put each other in

 

Come to mama

Tell me who hurt ya

There's gonna be no future

If we don't figure this out

 

Oo oh-oo-oh, come tomorrow

Who are you gonna follow?

There's gonna be no future

If we don't figure this out

 

Come to mama

(Come onto me)

(Woah, oh-oh oo oh-oo-oh)

(Woah, oh-oh oo oh-oo-oh)

 

Woohoo-hoo woohoo hoo-oo-hoo

Woohoo-hoo woohoo hoo-oo-hoo

 

'Cause I wanna be there

I wanna be there for you

I wanna be there

Why do we gotta tell each other how to live?

The only prisons that exist are ones we put each other in

Why do we gotta tell each other how to live?

Look what that rainbow did

Oo-hoo woohoo-oo-hoo woohoo-hoo

Oo-hoo woohoo-oo-hoo woohoo-hoo

***

Down By the Riverside | Spiritual that was sung by slaves in the South as a work song.

I'm gonna lay down my heavy load,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside

I'm gonna lay down heavy load,

Down by the riverside and I ain't a gonna study war no more

 

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more

 

I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield,

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside

I'm gonna lay down my sword and shield,

Down by the riverside

And I ain't gonna study war no more

 

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more

 

I'm gonna put on my traveling shoes,

Down by the riverside

Down by the riverside,

Down by the riverside

I'm gonna put on my traveling shoes,

Down by the riverside

And I ain't gonna study war no more

 

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more,

I ain't gonna study war no more.

***

Eat Your Greens | Kate Kitchen

Eat your greens

Eat your greens

You better remember to eat your greens

 

No more sugar

No more fat

And you know why it’s called that

 

Eat your beans and legumes

Lots of veggies, even prunes

 

Just remember to eat your greens

 

No more cages

No more hooks

No more cows dirty looks

 

If organic all the better

And if you save the mutton

I will knit you a sweater

 

Just remember to eat your greens

 

I mean spinach, kale and head lettuce

Boston Bibb and all the rest

But if you want my opinion,

Romaine is the best.

 

You may decide to grow your own

Without round up or DDT

In raised beds

Or on your balcony

 

Mmmm…I remember why I eat my greens

 

You may go wild

With ramps and wild flowers (collards)

And then you will be feeling empowered

 

While you are eating your greens

 

Add some carrots and tomatoes

(And whatever catches your fancy)

Maybe an onion, sprouts  or a radish

 

Toss ‘em together

And you’ll be glad to eat your greens

 

Eat your greens

Eat your greens

 

Even your ice cream can be green

 

Then you’ll remember to eat your greens

***

Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen

Well I heard there was a secret chord

That David played and it pleased the Lord

But you don't really care for music, do you?

Well it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth

The minor fall and the major lift

The baffled king composing

 

Hallelujah [x4]

 

Your faith was strong but you needed proof

You saw her bathing on the roof

Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you

She tied you to her kitchen chair

She broke your throne and she cut your hair

And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

 

Hallelujah [x4]

 

Baby I've been here before

I've seen this room and I've walked this floor (you know)

I used to live alone before I knew you

And I've seen your flag on the marble arch

And love is not a victory march

It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

 

Hallelujah [x4] . . .

***

I Am Woman

I am woman, hear me roar

In numbers too big to ignore

And I know too much to go back an' pretend

'Cause I've heard it all before

And I've been down there on the floor

No one's ever gonna keep me down again

 

Oh yes, I am wise

But it's wisdom born of pain

Yes, I've paid the price

But look how much I gained

If I have to, I can do anything

I am strong

(Strong)

I am invincible

(Invincible)

I am woman

 

You can bend but never break me

'Cause it only serves to make me

More determined to achieve my final goal

And I come back even stronger

Not a novice any longer

'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

 

Oh yes, I am wise

But it's wisdom born of pain

Yes, I've paid the price

But look how much I gained

If I have to, I can do anything

I am strong

(Strong)

I am invincible

(Invincible)

 

I am woman

I am woman watch me grow

See me standing toe to toe

As I spread my lovin' arms across the land

But I'm still an embryo

With a long, long way to go

Until I make my brother understand

 

Oh yes, I am wise

But it's wisdom born of pain

Yes, I've paid the price

But look how much I gained

If I have to, I can face anything

I am strong

(Strong)

I am invincible

(Invincible)

I am woman

I am woman

I am invincible

I am strong

I am woman

I am invincible

I am strong

I am woman

 

Songwriters | BURTON, RAY | REDDY, HELEN

Published by Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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If I Had a Hammer | Pete Seeger and Lee Hays

If I had a hammer,

I'd hammer in the morning

I'd hammer in the evening,

All over this land.

I'd hammer out danger,

I'd hammer out a warning,

I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,

All over this land.

 

If I had a bell,

I'd ring it in the morning,

I'd ring it in the evening,

All over this land.

I'd ring out danger,

I'd ring out a warning

I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters,

All over this land.

 

If I had a song,

I'd sing it in the morning,

I'd sing it in the evening,

All over this land.

I'd sing out danger,

I'd sing out a warning

I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters,

All over this land.

 

Well I got a hammer,

And I got a bell,

And I got a song to sing, all over this land.

It's the hammer of Justice,

It's the bell of Freedom,

It's the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,

All over this land.

It's the hammer of Justice,

It's the bell of Freedom,

It's the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,

All over this land.

***

Masters Of War | WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

Come you masters of war

You that build all the guns

You that build the death planes

You that build the big bombs

You that hide behind walls

You that hide behind desks

I just want you to know

I can see through your masks

 

You that never done nothin’

But build to destroy

You play with my world

Like it’s your little toy

You put a gun in my hand

And you hide from my eyes

And you turn and run farther

When the fast bullets fly

 

Like Judas of old

You lie and deceive

A world war can be won

You want me to believe

But I see through your eyes

And I see through your brain

Like I see through the water

That runs down my drain

 

You fasten the triggers

For the others to fire

Then you set back and watch

When the death count gets higher

You hide in your mansion

As young people’s blood

Flows out of their bodies

And is buried in the mud

 

You’ve thrown the worst fear

That can ever be hurled

Fear to bring children

Into the world

For threatening my baby

Unborn and unnamed

You ain’t worth the blood

That runs in your veins

 

How much do I know

To talk out of turn

You might say that I’m young

You might say I’m unlearned

But there’s one thing I know

Though I’m younger than you

Even Jesus would never

Forgive what you do

 

Let me ask you one question

Is your money that good

Will it buy you forgiveness

Do you think that it could

I think you will find

When your death takes its toll

All the money you made

Will never buy back your soul

 

And I hope that you die

And your death’ll come soon

I will follow your casket

In the pale afternoon

And I’ll watch while you’re lowered

Down to your deathbed

And I’ll stand o’er your grave

’Til I’m sure that you’re dead

Copyright © 1963 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991 by Special Rider Music

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"Respect" | Otis Redding, Adapted by Aretha Franklin

What you want

Baby, I got

What you need

Do you know I got it?

All I'm askin'

Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)

Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home

(just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

 

I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone

Ain't gonna do you wrong 'cause I don't wanna

All I'm askin'

Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)

Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)

Yeah (just a little bit)

 

I'm about to give you all of my money

And all I'm askin' in return, honey

Is to give me my propers

When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)

Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)

When you get home (just a little bit)

Yeah (just a little bit)

 

Ooo, your kisses

Sweeter than honey

And guess what?

So is my money

All I want you to do for me

Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)

Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)

Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)

When you get home, now (just a little bit)

 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Find out what it means to me

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Take care, Take care

Respect/Redding/2

 

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me,

sock it to me, sock it to me)

A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me,

sock it to me, sock it to me)

Whoa, babe (just a little bit)

A little respect (just a little bit)

I get tired (just a little bit)

Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)

You're runnin' out of foolin' (just a little bit)

And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)

(re, re, re, re) 'spect

When you come home (re, re, re ,re)

Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)

And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)

I got to have (just a little bit)

A little respect (just a little bit)

 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Find out what it means to me

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Take care, Take care

***

The Times They Are A-Changin’ | WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

Come gather ’round people

Wherever you roam

And admit that the waters

Around you have grown

And accept it that soon

You’ll be drenched to the bone

If your time to you is worth savin’

Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone

For the times they are a-changin’

 

Come writers and critics

Who prophesize with your pen

And keep your eyes wide

The chance won’t come again

And don’t speak too soon

For the wheel’s still in spin

And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’

For the loser now will be later to win

For the times they are a-changin’

 

Come senators, congressmen

Please heed the call

Don’t stand in the doorway

Don’t block up the hall

For he that gets hurt

Will be he who has stalled

There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’

It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls

For the times they are a-changin’

 

Come mothers and fathers

Throughout the land

And don’t criticize

What you can’t understand

Your sons and your daughters

Are beyond your command

 

Your old road is rapidly agin’

Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand

For the times they are a-changin’

 

The line it is drawn

The curse it is cast

The slow one now

Will later be fast

As the present now

Will later be past

The order is rapidly fadin’

And the first one now will later be last

For the times they are a-changin’                                                                                                                

Copyright © 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music

 ***

"Universal Soldier" | Buffy Sainte-Marie

He's five foot-two, and he's six feet-four,

He fights with missiles and with spears.

He's all of thirty-one, and he's only seventeen,

Been a soldier for a thousand years.

 

He'a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,

A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.

And he knows he shouldn't kill,

And he knows he always will,

Kill you for me my friend and me for you.

 

And he's fighting for Canada,

He's fighting for France,

He's fighting for the USA,

And he's fighting for the Russians,

And he's fighting for Japan,

And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way.

 

And he's fighting for Democracy,

He's fighting for the Reds,

He says it's for the peace of all.

He's the one who must decide,

Who's to live and who's to die,

And he never sees the writing on the wall.

 

But without him,

How would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau?

Without him Caesar would have stood alone,

He's the one who gives his body

As a weapon of the war,

And without him all this killing can't go on.

 

He's the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame,

His orders come from far away no more,

They come from here and there and you and me,

And brothers can't you see,

This is not the way we put the end to war.

***

We Shall Overcome

We shall overcome,

We shall overcome

We shall overcome some day

Oh, deep in my heart,

I do believe

We shall overcome some day

 

We’ll walk hand in hand,

We’ll walk hand in hand

We’ll walk hand in hand some day

Oh, deep in my heart,

I do believe

We’ll walk hand in hand some day

 

We are not afraid,

We are not afraid

We are not afraid today

Oh, deep in my heart,

I do believe

We are not afraid today

 

The truth shall make us free,

The truth shall make us free

The truth shall make us free some day

Oh, deep in my heart,

I do believe

The truth shall make us free some day

 

We shall live in peace,

We shall live in peace

We shall live in peace some day

Oh, deep in my heart,

I do believe

We shall live in peace some day

***

You Don't Own Me (as sung by Lesley Gore)

You don't own me

I'm not just one of your many toys

You don't own me

Don't say I can't go with other boys

 

And don't tell me what to do

Don't tell me what to say

And please, when I go out with you

Don't put me on display 'cause

 

You don't own me

Don't try to change me in any way

You don't own me

Don't tie me down 'cause I'd never stay

 

I don't tell you what to say

I don't tell you what to do

So just let me be myself

That's all I ask of you

 

I'm young and I love to be young

I'm free and I love to be free

To live my life the way I want

To say and do whatever I please

 

And don't tell me what to do

Oh, don't tell me what to say

And please, when I go out with you

Don't put me on display

 

I don't tell you what to say

Oh, don't tell you what to do

So just let me be myself

That's all I ask of you

I'm young and I love to be young

I'm free and I love to be free

To live

Writer(s) | DAVID WHITE | JOHN MADARA

Publisher | Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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Democrats Abroad Stands Together with Women’s March on Washington (WMW), Saturday, January 21, 2017

Democrats Abroad invites you to stand together - in solidarity with our partners and children - for the protection of our human rights, our safety, our health, and our families. Over 150,000 people have said they plan to attend the Women's March on Washington and over 1,000 buses are headed to DC.*  Sister marches are being held in cities around the US and the world - including many here in Canada!

We need to march in great numbers because we are Stronger Together! Let's rally in solidarity with hundreds of thousands around the world, one day after the Presidential inauguration, to say loud and clear that discrimination will not be tolerated and demand protection for everyone's rights and civil liberties.

Be part of this historic event on January 21, 2017! Join one of the many solidarity marches taking place in cities throughout Canada.  Find the city nearest you on the list below (along with applicable meet-up and contact information for your local DA Chapter).

*Democrats Abroad Canada's chartered bus to Washington DC for the WMW is full, but there's still time to sign up for tickets on one of the buses to DC from either Toronto, Windsor, Kingston, London, Ottawa or Montreal with the Canadian Women's March.

If you're going to DC, email events-toronto@democratsabroad.ca for details about our meet-up place and DA Dinner reservations.

CALGARY
https://www.facebook.com/events/383399512023752/
Women's March - Calgary, Alberta CA
January 21, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Olympic Plaza, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1J9

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EDMONTON
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/womens-march-edmonton-alberta-ca-2
Women's March - Edmonton, Alberta CA
January 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Alberta Legislature Building,
10800 97 Ave NW,
Edmonton, Canada T5K 2B6

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HALIFAX
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/womens-march-halifax-ns-canada
Women's March - Halifax, NS, Canada
January 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Parade Square in front of Halifax City Hall,
841 Argyle St., Halifax, Canada B3J 3A5

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KAMLOOPS
https://www.facebook.com/events/1326272374062846/ 
Women's March on Washington - Kamloops, British Columbia CA
January 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
City Hall, 7 West Victoria St
Kamloops, Canada V2C 1A2

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KELOWNA
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/okanagan-valley-kelowna- womens-march
Okanagan Valley - Kelowna Women's Rally
January 21, 2017 at 10:00 PM
The Sails, 210 Bernard Avenue,
Kelowna, Canada V1Y 6N2

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KINGSTON
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/canadian-womens-solidarity-march-on-washington
Canadian Women's Solidarity March on Washington
Start: January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kingston, Springer Market Square,
Kingston, Canada K7L 2Z3

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LETHBRIDGE
https://www.facebook.com/events/179494729196388/
Women's March on Washington - Lethbridge, Alberta CA
January 21, 2017 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and details to be announced

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LONDON
https://www.facebook.com/events/1154598814609248
Women’s March - Solidarity Rally in London
January 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Williams Fresh Cafe Victoria Park,
578 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3G1

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MONCTON
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/womens-march-moncton-nb- canada
Women's March - Moncton, NB, Canada
January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Location and details to be announced

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MONTREAL
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/womens-march-montreal-qc-canada
Women's March - Montreal, QC, Canada
January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM
Esplanade of the Place Des Arts Downtown Montreal,
175 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Canada H3R 1K2

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NANAIMO
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/womens-march-on-washington-nanaimo
Women's March on Washington – Nanaimo
January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Diana Krall Plaza, 51 Gordon St.
Nanaimo, Canada V9R 3W2

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OTTAWA
http://bit.ly/2hJhtu9
Women's March on Washington - Solidarity March in Ottawa
January 21, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Human Rights Monument
Corner of Lisgar & Elgin Streets
Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P2L7

  • DA Meet-up: Human Rights Monument (corner of Lisgar and Elgin Streets) at 11 AM
  • Contact: : Catherine Butler
  • Phone: 613-447-7425
  • Email: catherine_butler@hotmail.com

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SAINT CATHARINES
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/womens-march-st-catherines- ot-canada-2
Women's March - St Catharines, OT, Canada
January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
St. Catharines City Hall, 50 Church Street,
Saint Catharines, Canada L2R7C2

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ST. JOHN'S
https://www.facebook.com/events/1430829900277852/
Women's March on Washington: St John's NL
January 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM
City Hall,10 New Gower St,
St. John's, NL A1C 1J3

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TORONTO
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/womens-march-toronto-ontario-ca-2
Women's March - Toronto, Ontario CA
January 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Queen's Park, Queen's Park
Toronto, Canada M7A 1A5

  • DA Meet-up: Sir John MacDonald Statute, South Lawn, inside oval at Queen’s Park Circle at 11:30am

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VANCOUVER
https://actionnetwork.org/ events/womens-march-vancouver
Women's March - Vancouver, BC, CA
January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Jack Poole Plaza, 1085 Canada Place
Vancouver, Canada V6C 3C1

  • DA Meet-up: Cactus Club, 1085 Canada Pl

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VICTORIA
https://www.facebook.com/events/343882175997206/
Women's March - Victoria, BC, CA
January 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Centennial Square, 645 Fisguard St
Victoria, Canada V8W 1P6

  • DA Meet-up:  Starbucks, 1689 Government St (@ Fisgard St) at 12:30 pm 
  • Contact:  Heidi Burch at heidilburch@gmail.com

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WINNIPEG
https://actionnetwork.org/even ts/womens-march-winnipeg-mb- canada
Women's March - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
January 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Portage Place at Centre Court, 393 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Canada R3B 3H6


DA Canada - Ontario Delegation | Women's March on Washington | January 21, 2017

DA Canada - Ontario Delegation | Our Plan for the Women's March on Washington (WMW)

What is the latest update?  Jan 9 2016

Registration for DA bus to WMW is closed and we are not organizing more buses. HOWEVER, you can still get there by bus! Go to
http://canadianwomenmarch.ca/products-page/bus-march/  We are combining efforts, because we are Stronger Together!

What is the Mission of the WMW organizers?

On January 21, 2017, we will unite in Washington, D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. Everyone is Invited - WMW is for any person, regardless of gender or gender identity, who believes women's rights are human rights.

What is the Status of Permits & March Route?

The location of the WMW has been approved by an inter-agency task force. People will gather at the intersection of Independence Ave and Third St SW near the U.S. Capitol, beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 21, 2017. For security reasons, details about the WMW logistics will be released at a later date.

Who are the organizers of the DA Canada - Ontario Delegation?

Lissette Wright
DA Canada Treasurer
DAC National Capital Region Vice-Chair
treasurer@democratsabroad.ca

Karin Lippert
DAC Toronto Board - Press/Media Contact
karin.lippert76@gmail.com

Gena Brumitt
DAC London & Area Chair
chair-London@democratsabroad.ca

Julie Buchanan
DA Canada Vice-Chair
DAC Toronto Acting Chair
webmaster@democratsabroad.ca

What is our ITINERARY as of December 21, 2016?

*Depart the night of Friday, January 20, from two stops in the Toronto and Burlington area. Time TBD, between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

*Valid passports, travel documentation and travel waivers will be checked before departure.

*Travel waivers will be emailed ahead of time so you can review and sign before embarking.

*Arrive in Washington, DC, the morning of Saturday, January 21. The bus will only be able to get as close to the march as traffic allows. DC Public Transportation may need to be used to get to the march.

*The march is scheduled for 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST. We will ALL be marching together as a Democrats Abroad contingency with DA banners and signs;

*Our International Committee is organizing a non-hosted Democrats Abroad dinner for our DACA Ontario Delegation (DACA bus travelers), alumni and many other DA members in Washington on the 21st:There will be a separate dinner registration sent to you and payment in advance of $30-$50.  Dinner location and registration will be announced asap.

*Depart from the dinner (or close proximity to dinner venue) back to Ontario, arriving the morning of the Sunday, January 22nd.

What about cost and guests?

Cost of the luxury Canada Coach bus will be around $125 per person, plus your expenses for food, drink, transit, if necessary, travel insurance, if desired, and we will be passing the hat for bus driver tips. DA Dinner is optional with separate registration and emailed to paid bus riders. The cost is between range of $30-$50.

Payment instructions and waivers will be sent to registrants by . Guests (including children 9 yrs. and up) are allowed and welcome; however DA Canada can only accept payments from US Citizens, as DA Canada is part of the U.S. Democratic Party.

We will organize as many buses as we can fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How Democrats Abroad (DA) will travel to DC?

We've engaged Canada Coach for a bus(es) for the trip to and return from Washington, DC January 20-21, 2017 for our DA members. DA Members are permitted to bring a Canadian family member, friend or a child. The bus has reclining seats, outlets for charging computer devices and a bathroom. Blankets, pillows, hand/foot warmers and snacks are personal options. 

We will make a stop(s) to change drivers and perhaps schedule a breakfast stop (Saturday morning before the march).

Departure locations in the Toronto area are still being explored. We want to accommodate people using public transportation and those needing to park their cars overnight. Details will be updated here on the site and by email.

What Documents are required to Cross U.S. Border? Please READ!

The Consulate's basic guideline is: Get a valid passport! U.S. and Canadian citizens should have valid passports when traveling between the U.S. and Canada. US citizens are required by U.S. law to present a U.S. passport book. Guests of US citizen who are Canadian must have a valid Canadian passport.

If only one parent is accompanying a child, other documentation requirements are: child's passport, birth certificate, a letter of authorization (English or French if possible) signed by parent who is not traveling, including address and phone number of parent not traveling and photocopy of that parent's signed passport or national identity card.  Permanent Residents should bring valid passport and CA PR Card. US citizen currently studying in CA - must have a valid US passport. 

Valid passports, travel documentation and travel waivers will be checked before departure.

For requirements to enter or return to the US, please visit:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative .

For requirements to enter or return to Canada, please visit:  Canada Border Services Agency – Travellers – Travel Document .

What about a bus for DA Members from Ottawa NCR? Update Jan 8 2017

Registration for DA bus to WMW is closed and we are not organizing more buses. HOWEVER, you can still get there by bus! Go to

http://canadianwomenmarch.ca/products-page/bus-march/ We are combining efforts, because we are Stronger Together!

 

What about signs at the WMW? 

We have a DA Banner and will have some signage, and some free apparel to make our group identifiable, if small in comparison to the hundreds of thousands expected! If you wish to make your own sign, please follow DA guidelines below.

DA signage and slogans for the march should focus on the positive -- what we support: tolerance, equality and civil rights for all, an economy that works for all, equal pay, etc.  We will stand firm as Democratic opposition and keep fighting for our values and common sense policies, and holding the Republican Congress accountable. Focus on what we believe in - not anti-Trump or questioning the legality of the election. We're not anti-USA, and please do not promote local candidates. 

Organizers in US and CA are using signage that includes hashtag #WhyIMarch and @womensmarch with personal statements and space for ID at the bottom.

What is happening in Canada?

There is a national Canadian Women's Delegation going to Washington and they're also acting as the clearinghouse for local marches across the country. We have been in contact with them and hope we will be able to march with their delegation in DC. 

For information, click here: http://canadianwomenmarch.ca/

Local rallies are being organized in Canada and around the world by Democrats Abroad Chapters. You can also tell people to check Events at Democrats Abroad: http://www.democratsabroad.org/ca_events.

Will the WMW be Accessible for People with Disabilities?

The WMW is committed to ensuring that the national convening is accessible to people with disabilities. There will be an area with seating to accommodate people with disabilities, elderly people and pregnant women. Additional information is available on the WMW website.

Visit WMW site for information, questions and updates: https://www.womensmarch.com


Where to Share Herstory with Democrats in Canada

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USA ELECTION NIGHT EVENTS IN CANADA | STRONGER TOGETHER

TORONTO - VENUE CHANGE

MARCHÉ Mövenpick
Brookfield Place - Street Level
181 Bay St
Toronto, ON M5J 2V1

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 07:30 PM - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 01:30 AM EST

A NEW LOCATION for the Toronto Election Night Party! Marché Mövenpick in Brookfield Place Street Level. Update your calendar and see you at Marché Mövenpick!

Stronger Together: Election Night Party: On Tuesday November 8th 2016, we will make history as we choose to be Stronger Together by electing Hillary Clinton as the first woman President of the United States. She will be the 45th President as well as the most qualified candidate to ever fill the office.

In Memory of Adrienne Jones: This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Toronto's Adrienne Jones, who was serving as Regional Vice-Chair of the Americas Region; Executive Vice-Chair of Canada; and Chair Emeritus of the Toronto Chapter when she lost her battle with cancer on Monday, October 3rd.

Click here to RSVP !

Tickets: $35.00 CAD | Purchase tickets

Contact: Gabriel Elias | comms@democratsabroad.ca | 647-466-2010

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CALGARY

Kilkenny Irish Pub
500-3630 Brentwood Rd NW
Calgary, AB T2L1K8

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 05:30 PM - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 12:00 AM Mountain Time

Your election HQ is at the Kilkenny. Watch the results come in with Democrats Abroad-Calgary.

No need to RSVP -- Everybody is welcome! No Cover!

Contact: Jim Davis | davis_jim@hotmail.com | 403-282-8605

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EDMONTON

Duke's Diner
11636 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 0Y2

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 06:30 PM - 11:00 PM

After a long election season, it’s finally coming to an end! Join Democrats Abroad-Edmonton to watch the results and cheer on Hillary.  All are welcome!

Click here to RSVP !

Contact: DA Canada Edmonton

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HAMILTON

Ye Old Squire Taphouse and Eatery
875 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S4P9

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 07:00 PM - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST

Join us as for an historic victory as we defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States!

Food and drink will be available. We will also have live music! A donation of $10 is kindly requested

Click here to  RSVP !

Contact: Ken Sherman | k_e_sherman@yahoo.ca

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KITCHENER

McCabe's Tavern
352 King St W
Kitchener, ON N2G1B7

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 07:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST

Come join us to celebrate Hillary-Victory!!!

Downtown Kitchener near King and Francis Streets. No cover charge.

Click here to RSVP !

Contact: Tim Flannery | Flannery@flannerlylaw.ca

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LONDON

Palasad North
777 Adelaide St N
London, ON N5Y 2L8

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST

Gena Brumitt, Chair of Democrats Abroad Canada, London & Area Chapter, invites DAC members from Southwest Ontario, "left-leaning" Americans and dual citizens, family and friends, who are interested in watching Election Day results roll in REAL-time! We will be in Palasad North's Monarch room - come, one and all!

Click here to RSVP !

Contact: Gena Brumitt

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MONTREAL

Sir Winston Churchill's
1459 Rue Cres
Montreal, QC H3G 2B2

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 -- Doors Open 06:30 PM EST

Come watch the news coverage and the returns with fellow Democrats Abroad and friends!

Click here to RSVP !

Contact: Marc Seltzer | marcseltzer@icloud.com | 514-929-8939

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NOVA SCOTIA

Bill Curry Photography Gallery and Studio
3455 Highway 1, Port Maitland
Nova Scotia, Canada   B5A 5T6

Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 08:00 PM to whenever anyone wishes to stay! Atlantic Time

Join Democrats Abroad Canada Atlantic Chapter for a grand USA Election Night Viewing party!

Please RSVP so we have an idea of what to expect!

Contact: Bill Curry | bill@billcurry.ca | 902-649-2428 or 902-740-6811

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OTTAWA

Heart & Crown - Mother McGintys - ByWard Market
67 Clarence Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 2:00 AM EST

Join us for the largest USA Election Night Viewing party in Ottawa. The election results will be on the big screen all day and all night. Our official viewing party starts at 5 PM and goes until the speeches are done.

All are welcome to enjoy cold drinks, great food and a night of strong opinions in a peaceful democracy.

Click here to RSVP !

Contact: David Schellenberg | davidschellenberg@gmail.com

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VANCOUVER

The Rogue
601 W Cordova
Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 -- Doors Open 05:00 PM Pacific Time

The marquee event is SOLD OUT but there will be limited overflow seating available at The Rogue/Convention Centre - 200 Burrard Street.

Arrive early if possible.

We hope to be Raising a Ruckus Tonight!!!

Contact: Maureen Harwood | chair-vancouver@democratsabroad.ca

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VICTORIA

Sticky Wicket
919 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2C2

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 -- Doors Open 05:30 PM Pacific Time

The Election Night Watch Party in Victoria, BC is now SOLD OUT! Thanks everybody and wherever you are, we'll be together in spirit to watch the returns and celebrate Hillary's Victory!

Contact: DA Victoria Chapter | davictoriachapter@gmail.com | 250-360-6066

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WINNIPEG

Confusion Corner Bar & Grill
500 Corydon Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P1

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 06:30 PM – 10:30 PM Central Time

Please join us to watch the results come in for this historic election. And even more important - to celebrate the election of our first ever female president!

While this is a free event - US citizens are encouraged to donate $5 to Democrats Abroad to cover costs.

Contact: Jennifer Carpenter | DAWinnipeg@shaw.ca | 204-619-3076



Your voice in Canada in the U.S. Democratic Party

Democrats Abroad enables its members to vote locally and affect a decision that will have a global impact

Unlike the Republicans, Democrats allows Americans in Canada to have a dedicated voice in who will be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, whether remotely or at local voting centers. Also unlike the Republicans , our votes send delegates to the national convention this summer.

Democrats who can’t attend one of the voting centers listed below, can easily vote by email, post or fax NOW until March 8. Details at http://www.democratsabroad.org/global_presidential_primary

Members of Democrats Abroad who live in the Canada can vote in person for their favorite U.S. Presidential candidate at a Voting Center:

 

NEW EVENTS added 2/24/16

Ottawa! is hosting a Assisted Remote Voting Event

4-8 pm

The Senate Tavern

33 Clarence St

Ottawa, ON

Contact David Schellenberg

davidschellenberg@gmail.com

Stay from 8 til late to watch the Super Tuesday Results!


 

 TORONTO!! SUPER Tuesday watch EVENT

voting 5-11PM at  Fionn MacCools see below

simultaneous events with Hillary and Bernie in attendance

(cardboard cutouts) and other swag not allowed at the voting center

Spirits Bar and Gill

7 til late

642 Church St

Just around the corner from voting center

Toronto

M4y 2G3

Contact Julie Buchanan

chair-toronto@democratsabroad.CA

416 418 0843


CHAPTER:  Calgary

VENUE:  Barley Mill Pub, 201 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta

DATE:  March 1

HOURS:  6:00-9:00pm

MANAGER:  Dean Krasner, dhkasner@gmail.com

(587) 894-4733


CHAPTER: London & Area Chapter

VENUE: Market Tower, #503 (5th floor), 151 Dundas Street, London, Ontario

DATE(S): Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016

HOURS: 4 - 9 p.m.

MANAGER: Gena Brumitt, chair-london@democratsabroad.ca, (226) 448-3412


CHAPTER:  Victoria

VENUE:  Camosun College, Young Bld. Room 220, 3100 Foul Bay Rd,
Victoria BC 

DATE:  March 1

HOURS:  2:00 – 8:00 pm

MANAGER:  Giles Hogya, giles.hogya@gmail.com, (250) 383-6301


CHAPTER:  Vancouver

VENUE:  The Wolf and Hound, 3617 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC

DATE:  March 5

HOURS: 1:00-5:00 pm

MANAGER:  Connor Ablowich, connorablowich@gmail.com, (778) 319-4434


CHAPTER: Vancouver  

VENUE: Sammy J Pepper's Restaurant, 15770 Croydon Drive, Surrey BC

DATE: March 1

HOURS:  6:00-8:00 PM

MANAGER:  David Hoyt, dhoyt@dccnet.com, (778) 919-8844


CHAPTER: Vancouver        

VENUE: Cedar Cottage Pub, 3728 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC

DATE: Super Tuesday March 1st

TIME: 6 - 8 pm

MANAGER: Maureen Harwood, m.harwood@shaw.ca


 

CHAPTER: Montreal

VENUE: Java U, 629 Sherbrooke West, Montreal QC

DATE: Sunday, March 6th

HOURS: 12-5 pm

MANAGER: Nicholas LePage, nick.lepage112@gmail.com, (514) 943-9827


CHAPTER: Hamilton

VENUE: Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn St., Hamilton, ON

DATE: March 1st

HOURS: 3-8 pm

MANAGER:  Constance Jain, conniejain@sympatico.ca,


CHAPTER: Hamilton

VENUE: Aldershot Public Library, 550 Plains Rd. East, Burlington, ON

DATE: March 5th

HOURS: 10 am – 4:30 pm

MANAGER: Judith Wanner, jwanner@uoguelph.ca,  (905) 333-5481


CHAPTER: Atlantic Provinces    

VENUE:  Maitland House

3187 Highway #1

Port Maitland, Nova Scotia

DATE:  – Tuesday, 1 March 2016

HOURS: 7 – 9 pm

MANAGER: Ilonka Venier Alexander, ilonka300@gmail.com


 CHAPTER: Toronto

VENUE:  Fionn MacCool's, 235 Bloor East Street, Toronto ON

DATE:  1 March 2016 Tuesday

TIME: 5-11 pm

MANAGER:  Julie Buchanan, jmobuchanan@rogers.com, (416) 418-0843


CHAPTER: Toronto

VENUE:  The Globe Bistro, 124 Danforth Ave., Toronto ON

DATE: 6 March 2016 Sunday

TIME: 4-10 pm

MANAGER: Allenna Leonard, allenna_leonard@yahoo.com


CHAPTER:  Toronto

VENUE: Currach's Pub and Grill, 4916 Yonge St., North York ON

DATE:  6 March 2016 Sunday

TIME: 1- 4 pm

MANAGER:  Star Goggins, starla_g@sympatico.ca, (416) 671-1164


CHAPTER:  Kitchener Waterloo

VENUE:  Flannery Law Firm, 104 Scott St., Kitchener ON

DATE: Super Tuesday March 1st

TIME:  3-8 pm

MANAGER:  Tim Flannery (519) 578-8017


CHAPTER: Niagara Falls area

VENUE: Pelham Libray, 43 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, ON

DATE: Tuesday, March 8th

TIME: 4-8 pm

MANAGER: Justin O’Donnell (289) 696-3167


 

CHAPTER:  Ft. Erie area

VENUE:  Ft. Erie Crystal Ridge Library,

89 Ridge Road S,

Ridgeway, ON

DATE:  Super Tuesday, March 1st

TIME: 5-8 pm

MANAGER:  Sharon Bowers  (905) 992-0105

 

Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary will award delegates to any candidate receiving 15% or more of the primary votes cast. Presidential candidates will be awarded delegates in proportion to their support in the Primary. 

 

Democrats Abroad will also hold caucuses to choose its delegates to the Democratic National Convention. These meetings will culminate in a Global Convention in Berlin, Germany on May 14-15, 2016. Democrats Abroad will have 17 votes at the Democratic Convention, held in Philadelphia on July 25-28.

Please Note 

You may vote for a Presidential candidate in EITHER the Global Presidential Primary, OR your home state’s primary (or caucus if you happen to be there). When you vote in DA’s Global Presidential Primary, you may not vote for a Presidential candidate in your voting state’s primary. BUT you may still vote in your home state’s primary for US House and Senate and other down ballot races as determined by your local election official.

Canada is one of more than 40 countries around the world that will be hosting in person voting on Super Tuesday, March 1, the same day as 13 other U.S. State parties will be holding their Presidential primaries.  

Again, Democrats who can’t attend on those days can vote by email, post or fax now until March 8. Details at http://www.democratsabroad.org/global_presidential_primary 

 

Questions?  Contact:  chair@democratsabroad.ca

 


Welcome to Democrats Abroad Canada


Credit: Michael Muraz

Welcome to the official page for Democrats living in Canada!

Volunteer: We need chapter leaders and local committees! Our chapters in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Niagara Region, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Atlantic Region are waiting for YOU! Volunteers are planning fun and informative events where they live. They are helping voters to register, phoning voters, and helping bring together some of the one million Americans in Canada!
For more information, contact chair@democratsabroad.ca or call toll-free at 1-877-336-2008. In Toronto/GTA, call 416-916-2022